Video Production

Whoosh the competition with transition sound effects

What are the sounds that help you tell your story, liven up your edits and set you apart from the crowd?

More often than not, great audiovisual story telling is let down when content creators treat the audio component of the term as a mere afterthought. Sound effects for videos, careful audio design and memorable soundtracks are surefire weapons in your sonic arsenal, but how do you tie everything together and make sure you’re grabbing (and holding) your audience’s attention? With viewer attention span on the web constantly decreasing, what should you be doing to differentiate yourself and make your videos really make a splash?

Setting aside foley artistry and soundtrack - which are extremely important features of video content in their own right - free transition sound effects are an excellent way to not only add quality to your content, but also help you establish a signature sound for your brand. Adding recognizable whip, zip and whoosh video sounds effects to your title cards, name tags and transitions energizes them, creates real movement and gives your audience an important auditory queue they can instantly associate with your videos. Even if they’re not looking at the screen, they'll begin to recognize your transitional sound effects. 

Finding the right free transition sound effects

As is the case with most of the cinematic transition sound effects you should be familiar with, you can choose to either a) source free sound effects for video editing on the internet, or b) create them yourself. There’s no right or wrong way to go about finding the transitions sound effects that best fits your content. It’s handy to remember, however, that we’re looking for quality, royalty free sound effect downloads, with instant notability. One of the most ubiquitous and useful sound effects is the almighty free whoosh sound effect ( or woosh depending on your Google spelling). They'll often crop up when asking 'what is the most used sound effect in movies?' or 'what sound is whoosh?' They're widely used as video sound effects for transition noise, to accentuate sweeps, and as sliding sound effects for a wide variety of styles and themes.

If you’re looking to download ready made, good-to-go sound effects instead of searching for queries like 'how do you make a whoosh sound effect?', there are plenty of free sound effects for videos, as well as paid transitions sounds options. You can start with the free version of SFX cellar. In order to save you some time and get you started as quickly as possible, we’ve compiled our top 10 whoosh sound effects. Checking these out will teach you what means whoosh exactly, give you download links for free transition sound effects, and allow you to use effective audio transitions in your content.

Create your own sounds

How do you make transition sounds?

Say you’ve trawled the internet and aren’t satisfied with your search results for quality whoosh sounds. Or maybe you just don’t really feel like forking over 40 bucks for a huge transition sound effects pack when all you really need is two or three key sounds to highlight the quick cuts in your videos. Perhaps you’re technically proficient enough to venture out into the unknown wilderness that is sound design and feel like creating those personalised, customised transition sound effects that are key to your brand yourself… If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, then why not check out this great little video that demonstrates how anyone with a few very simple pieces of kit (and a bit of imagination) can get started on making their very own whoosh sound effects and sound transitions. For those of you looking to polish up those audio recording skills (or just pick up a few useful tips before you get started), you can always head back to our older Accusonus blog posts, starting with this great one on improving the audio recorded on your phone.

Audio and movement sound effects can play a pivotal role in getting you noticed and helping you consistently stand out from the ever growing content creation crowd. You can start forging a strong auditory imprint with short sound clips, and personalising your brand using simple and creative free video sound effects!

September 18, 2020
Related articles
Video Production

Free SFX Collection: Download over 300 Royalty-Free Sound Effects + 120 Minutes of High-Quality Recordings for your Video

Upgrade your videos and stand out on YouTube with these free weather, impact, whoosh, interface and ambience sounds
Video Production

Making Horror Content Scary: Using Horror SFX, Voice Changer, and More!

Horror sound effects, horror voices, horror music - they work together to scare an audience. Impersonate horror movie characters, utilize horror SFX, and beyond
Video Production

How Sound of Metal’s First 15 Minutes Guaranteed Their Oscar Success [spoiler free!]

A thorough look at Sound of Metal's first 15 minutes, showcasing why it won 2 Academy Awards for sound and editing